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How Emotional Intelligence helps?

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Last week in her post, Vanessa talked about whether viewing intelligence as a fixed or malleable quality has a big difference in responding to academic failures. Like her, I am in favor of a more flexible theory about our intellectual

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How smart are you?

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People in graduate programs are accustomed to being the brightest in their undergraduate classes and experiencing academic success with greater ease than many of their peers. Graduate school is different; the formula is not as straightforward as reading the material

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The 101 on the SGS and the SGPS

Having worked at the front desk of the SGPS office since this past February, there’s a question I’ve heard surprisingly often. Is this the SGS office? Though the SGPS and the SGS have very similar names and both cater to

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Learning and Learning: Career Week

Some of us are incoming students, while others are entering their final year (yes!). One thing is common between us; we must start to seriously think about the lives we envision for ourselves outside of being a graduate student. I

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On Exploring Kingston

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Let me start by welcoming all the new graduate students: Welcome to Queen’s University, and the city of Kingston. And to those who journeyed beyond their home country to be a part of Queen’s – Welcome to Canada! How was

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What Is Missing in “Socialize”?

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In grad school we tend to “verb” the need of making friends as, socialize, which sounds rational, aimed and mature. In socialization, we strive to be more interesting, appealing and impressive; we take this occasion as a chance to practice

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SGS Expanding Horizons

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My post today will be kicking off our theme for the next month, which is focused on starting the semester off right!  It will be relevant whether you are just starting your degree program or you are a grizzled vet.

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Why Gradifying is so important.

Welcome to Queen’s or welcome back! If you are just starting then your whole first week is planned for you. We will be kicking off this Gradifying year by helping you with your second week and beyond.  I just finished

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Take 5: Break Time

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It’s time for Gradifying to take a little break, for five weeks. We have all had some fun exploring new issues and themes – as well as some old topics from new perspectives – that we hope have provided some

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The Answer to A “Fake” Question

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This is the last post on this month’s topic of “what would you do differently in graduate school”. I believe the other bloggers have done a fantastic work of paving the way for those who have not yet started, are

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Gradifying Poll

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How connected do you feel to a community of other graduate students at Queen's?